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Friday, 05 June 2020

A new U.S. ban on Chinese graduate students with military ties went into effect this week, and universities are still grappling over its expected impact on American universities and several thousand Chinese students. 

On This Day in American History
On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 42, is fatally shot. The Democratic candidate for president had just won the California primary, and after wrapping up his victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, he was shot several times by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was the likely nominee for the Democrats to run against Richard Nixon, but after Kennedy died on June 6, the nomination eventually went to Hubert Humphrey who lost to Nixon. Sirhan Sirhan remains in a California prison.

VIDEO: Protests, some of them violent, are being held across America following the death of another unarmed black man by police. George Floyd kept pleading “I can’t breathe” as a policeman pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines Floyd’s death, the protests and the violence.

U.S. adversaries are starting to weaponize protests that have gripped parts of the country “to sow divisiveness and discord,” according to top law enforcement officials who refused to share additional details.

VIDEO: As hospitals in New York treat the flood of patients with COVID and as people wear masks and gloves to grocery stores and banks, discarded personal protection equipment dumped in the city’s streets is becoming a health and environmental hazard.

The United States accused China on Thursday of breaking its commitment for democracy in Hong Kong, hours after the city’s legislature passed a law making it a crime to disrespect China’s national anthem.

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